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Brussels Airport (BRU)

Brussels Airport (IATA: BRU, ICAO: EBBR) (also called Brussel-Nationaal / Bruxelles-National (Brussels-National) or Zaventem) is an international airport 6.5 NM (12.0 km; 7.5 mi) northeast of Brussels, the capital of Belgium. In 2015, more than 23 million passengers arrived or departed at Brussels Airport, making it the 21st busiest airport in Europe. It is located partially in Zaventem, partially in the Diegem area of Machelen, and partially in Steenokkerzeel, in the Flemish Region of Belgium. It is home to around 260 companies, together directly employing 20,000 people and serves as the home base for Brussels Airlines, TUIfly Belgium and Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium.

South African Airways Airbus A340-600 at Brussels to fetch Covid-19 vaccines

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This 25 February morning, after a failed trip cancelled in favour of TUIfly Belgium, South Africa managed to send one of its own aircraft...

Federal Police to move into new premises at Brussels Airport … in 2026

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Brussels Airport Company is making new premises available to the Federal Aeronautical Police at Brussels Airport. From 2026-2027, the Federal Police will be able...

Brussels Airlines reopens attractive holiday destinations and launches Brussels-Frankfurt

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The Belgian airline gradually expands its flight offer again for holidaymakers 78 destinations for the summer flight schedule Focus on leisure destinations Start of...

TUIfly Belgium’s second Boeing 737 MAX to restart flights after grounding had a quickly-resolved technical problem in Alicante

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On Sunday 21 February, TUIfly Belgium Boeing 737 MAX 8 registered OO-TMY was scheduled to make its first commercial flight with passengers on the...

Qatar Airways Airbus A330-200F A7-AFJ now registered with Air Belgium, flew to Brussels and further to Dublin

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In the same way as her sister A7-AFI (MSN 1688) came to Brussels on 15 February to join the Air Belgium fleet under the...

TUI fly Belgium replaced South African Airways for a shipment of Covid-19 vaccines to South Africa

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Flight plans had been filed for a South African Airways Airbus A340-600 registered ZS-SNG to fly from Johannesburg to Brussels on 13 February in...

TUI fly first European airline to fly again with the Boeing 737 MAX

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On January 27, 2021, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) gave its final approval for the return of the Boeing 737 MAX to European...

TUI fly Belgium aims first Boeing 737 MAX flight with passengers in the coming days

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TUI fly Belgium plans to carry out the first passenger flight with a Boeing 737 MAX after the grounding in the coming days or...

Air Belgium’s first Airbus A330-200F to land in Brussels on 15 February

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The first Airbus A330-200F that CMA CGM Air Cargo acquired from Qatar Airways to be operated by Air Belgium is scheduled to land at...

Thai Airways to resume flights to Brussels on 3 July 2021

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THAI is very pleased to announce that flights on route Brussels Bangkok Brussels will be resumed on 3 July 2021. THAI will operate one flight...

Flights with COVID-19 vaccines from Brussels Airport to more than 40 destinations worldwide

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Since the end of November, flights to more than 40 destinations have been carried out to distribute Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine from our country. This...

WFS opens new “future-proof” cargo terminal at Brussels Airport

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Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), the world’s largest air cargo handler, has future-proofed its growing handling operation at Brussels Airport with the opening of a...

Brussels Airport saw 84% fewer passengers in January, while cargo increased by 21%

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283,164 passengers passed through Brussels Airport in January, which is a mere 16% of the number of passengers recorded in January 2020. The start...

For the first time in 20 months, a Belgian Boeing 737 MAX flies again

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For the first time in many months, a Belgian Boeing 737 MAX takes to the air again. The Boeing 737 MAX 8 registered OO-TMY,...

A passenger dies on board Brussels Airlines flight from Dakar, diverted to Gran Canaria

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A person died this Thursday at dawn aboard a Brussels Airlines Airbus A330-300 (registered OO-SFD) en route between Dakar Blaise Diagne airport (DSS), Senegal,...

ANA All Nippon Airways to resume service on the Tokyo Narita – Brussels route on 6 March

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All Nippon Airways (ANA) will temporarily change its flight frequency to select cities due to the ongoing changes to immigration guidelines, recently instituted public...

Brussels Airlines to London Heathrow with Airbus A330 aircraft on Saturdays

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As mentioned on Tuesday in our forum, Brussels Airlines will deploy an Airbus A330 to London Heathrow on Saturdays in order to increase the...

Skyhall at Brussels Airport to become vaccination centre

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As part of the vaccination roll-out plan in Belgium, the Skyhall, the iconic former transit hall at Brussels Airport, is set to become the...

Brussels Airport welcomed over 6.7 million passengers in 2020, a 74% decrease – Air cargo up by 2,2%

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A total of 6,743,395 passengers passed through Brussels Airport in 2020, down 74% on 2019 which, we would like to remind, was a record...

Ryanair calls on Belgian Government to save jobs and restore connectivity by reducing airport charges

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Ryanair has today (Wednesday, 13th Jan) called on the Belgian Government to save tourism and thousands of jobs by implementing incentive schemes to reduce...

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